Nicodemus Weal is a cacographer, unable to reproduce even simple magical texts without ‘misspelling’ – a mistake which can have deadly consequences. He was supposed to be the Halcyon, a magic-user of unsurpassed power, destined to save the world; instead he is restricted to menial tasks, and mocked for his failure to live up to the prophecy.
But not everyone interprets prophecy in the same way. There are some factions who believe a cacographer such as Nicodemus could hold great power – power that might be used as easily for evil as for good. And when two of the wizards closest to Nicodemus are found dead, it becomes clear that some of those factions will stop at nothing to find the apprentice and bend him to their will…
I don’t remember why I got this book but it must have sounded interesting when I found it otherwise I wouldn’t have brought it. Unless it was free that is. But that’s besides the point.
Anyway, it was a really good book.
It took me a while to read the book but that was because I was reading other books at the same time and I’ve recently had a can’t-be-bothered-to-read-at-all mood so the book has been ignored
I’m sorry book. But I think I managed to make up for it in the fact that I managed to finish it today when I had over 200 pages of it to read. I was only about half way through it this morning. So I’m pleased with myself.
I really enjoyed the story of this book and how it changed and presented new things for the characters to overcome and how new factors got involved to complicate the situation even more.
It’s a very different version of magic that I haven’t come across before and I’m glad that I can say that it didn’t disappoint me.
I wish I could buy the next book to find out how things go but sadly I don’t have the money right now.
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Just so you know, this is an old post but it wasn’t displaying correctly on my blog, no matter what I did, so I decided to write it out again and re-post it.